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So much for the afterglow: A history of CPAC straw poll whiffs, misses, and ‘seriously?’

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Freak Show has closed up shop after another year of dishing red meat to attendees who came to town with a dull gleam in their eyes and a three-pack of condoms in their wallet (purchased during the first G.W. Bush administration) and then…

RAW STORY sends Roy Edroso to CPAC

We’ve been fans of alicublog writer Roy Edroso for years. Is there anyone who understands the angst of conservatives better than Roy, who rounds up right-leaning thought each week at the Village Voice? Who better, then, to hobnob with Ted Cruz and the gang. We’ll be adding Roy’s dispatches here…

Colbert: What would ‘hypothetical, contemporary Super Reagan’ do about Syria?

“Conservatives have the uncanny ability to know what Ronald Reagan would do at any given time,” Stephen Colbert said last night. “Syrian conflict? Invade. Obamacare? Repeal. Soup or salad? Jelly beans.” “We conservatives know,” he continued, “that the Gipper would never stand for the use of chemical weapons — today.…

House Republican claims Reagan would never do exactly what he did on chemical weapons

In a Thursday appearance on Fox News, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) invoked a familiar Republican trope by saying that the United States would never be in the situation it finds itself in regarding Syria if Ronald Reagan was the current U.S. president. Ironically, as pointed out by Think Progress,…

‘The Butler’ falsely portrays Ronald Reagan as racist, says son

Michael Reagan accuses Lee Daniels’ film about African American White House butler of harboring ‘a bunch of lies’ It has been hailed by no less a dignitary than the current president of the United States, Barack Obama, but the Oscar-tipped civil-rights drama The Butler has not gone down so well…

Archived papers reveal Queen Elizabeth’s ‘World War Three’ speech

By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) – Relations between the Soviet Union and the West had become so tense 30 years ago that British officials drew up a speech for Queen Elizabeth to deliver to the nation in the event of a nuclear war, newly released archives showed on Thursday. In…

Sen. Ted Cruz’ dad: America would be like Cuba without Ronald Reagan

Speaking to a Christian Broadcasting Network reporter over the weekend, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) insisted that the U.S. would have been in a state today that resembles Cuba’s communist regime, were it not for the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Raw Story readers last saw Rafael Cruz earlier…

Judy Woodruff recounts day Ronald Reagan Was Shot

March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as an NBC reporter that day more than 32 years ago…

Rand Paul praises Reagan in call for containment of radical Islam

In a much-anticipated speech on radical Islam, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky praised Ronald Reagan and advocated a policy of containment. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate on Wednesday sought to frame himself as a realist when it came to foreign policy. Paul’s speech at the Heritage Foundation provided…

Obama calls Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

President Obama made the case today for the so-called “Buffet Rule,” which would mandate that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle class families. He described for the audience the actions of one of his predecessors in the Oval Office, a president who “gave…

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